Integrating Texts and Images in the Study of the Ancient Greek Aulos-Myths
3d Annual Meeting of MOISA: International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage. Moisa Epichorios: Regional Music and Musical Regions. Theory and Practice in Text and Image in Ancient Greece. Ravenna, 1-3 October 2009
1 Pages Posted: 12 May 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2009
The music of the aulos was notoriously versatile and therefore especially “good to think with” and express through myth. The myth of Marsyas is the most important aulos-myth. However, it is primarily know from late mythographic treatments. The study of Greek art allows to achieve a more nuanced and contextualized understanding of the many and multiple meanings and the historic-geographic development and variations of this myth and other aulos-myths, which are substantial.
Keywords: ancient Greek music, ancient Greek religion, Marsyas
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